Sometimes life is less than optimum. For one reason or another, we just feel crummy.
Whatever the reason, we’re just feeling crappy, for lack of a better word.
I know I get this way sometimes.
So I wanted to share what I do. How I try to pick myself up and give myself a little truth sesh…because as you know by now, I’m all about the #RealTalk
Hey you. What are you doing? I know life seems like a big bunch of crap right now, but just hang in there. Because at this very moment, you are loved. Right now, maybe you don’t feel like loving yourself. Maybe you don’t feel like there’s anybody out there that loves you, but believe me, you are loved. By God.
Maybe you feel like your life’s in the pot. Maybe you feel like you’re a sad sack of horse crap, but that is a lie. Because you’re worth something. And there’s something that’s waiting for your that’s big. God’s got a plan for you that you have no idea about yet. But it is good and you are the only person with the specific skill set and ability to do the job. It is destined for you. So hang in there. This feeling right now is only temporary. And the pain will cease.
Think about your life. You may not believe it, but it is precious. It is a gift. You are a gift. And hear this, Self: You are one of a kind.
God made you to be exactly who you are. Every hair on your head is numbered. Every cell in your body was designed to be you. God did that. And because He did — because you are His child and His creation — you have incredible worth. You’re more precious than gold. So just let this sadness that you’re feeling right now just wash over you, because you are the daughter of the King. And He loves you and wants only the best for you.
And I know you feel you don’t deserve that. You feel that you’ve caused so much pain and screwed up so freaking much that you couldn’t possibly be worthy of such love and compassion. Well, Self, just let that anxiety go, because He forgives you. So you know what? Forgive yourself.
So you screwed up. So you said something that you shouldn’t have said. So you don’t have your ducks in a complete and perfect row yet. SO WHAT. You’re a work in progress. You’re not supposed to be perfect – no one is.
Tomorrow’s a new day, so just put today to bed, get some freakin’ sleep and do better tomorrow. You can. You can do it. Just stop wallowing in self-pity and get back on your horse. There are mountains to climb. You’ve got a freakin’ life to live! The world is waiting for you. And the world needs what you’ve got. God has equipped you for the journey ahead. So don’t be afraid. Don’t let the fear of not being able to do something stop you from even trying. That’s baloney. Just follow Jesus. Listen to Him. Do His will. Love Him. And let Him love you. If you just let Him in, everything else will fall into place.
So you can either sit here in the mud and think you’re worthless and unloved, or you can get up and change the world. You can get up and change your life.
So what are you going to do? Right now is the time to decide. Not in five minutes. Not after another episode on Netflix. No. Right. Now. What’ll it be?
So yeah, that’s how I talk to myself. And just a disclaimer, I promise I’m not batty. I’m not off the deep end. I just like to be thorough in my musings with myself. 🙂
Sometimes you’ve gotta speak the truth in love – to yourself.
Things happen and sometimes we fall off the horse. Or sometimes we just feel like sh!t. But whatever it is that has us down for the count, there is always a way out. There is always hope to be found. But sometimes, you’ve got to be your own cheerleader and your own #RealTalker at the same time.
Next time you’re feeling a little off or down, don’t be afraid to tell yourself what’s up. Sometimes loving yourself means telling yourself the truth, even if the truth isn’t the easiest thing in the world to hear.
So the question is, what’ll it be?